M2M reference platform accelerates IoT, M2M design
The Dragonfly reference platform is aimed at reducing time-to-market for power and cost-sensitive IoT and M2M devices in applications including standalone wearables, smart grid, surveillance systems, asset tracking, remote monitoring systems, connected cars, and smart utilities. It features CEVA-XC5 and CEVA-XC8 DSP cores and includes hardware and software components required to rapidly design machine-type communications systems.
The platform supports existing and emerging LTE machine-type communications releases, LPWAN standards, and Wi-Fi, GPS, or any other IoT-related communications standard set to be deployed for M2M communication. It allows for optimal hardware/software system partitioning, combining a low-power vector communication DSP with a range of hardware co-processors, enabling the software flexibility needed for upgradability and long service life of typical M2M devices and the power efficiency required to support extended battery life.
"Our Dragonfly reference platform brings together all of the essential hardware, software and system integration components required by customers developing low-power machine-type communication solutions, in a highly cost and power efficient manner," says Michael Boukaya, vice president and general manager, Wireless Business Unit at CEVA.
The Dragonfly platform includes the vector communications DSP and all the required co-processors and interfaces, together with software application layers and libraries, RTOS, and drivers for machine-type communications systems design. It also includes a 500-MHz silicon-based development system that includes all of these components together with RF front ends and a host interface.